Governor Ron DeSantis takes advice of Statewide Grand Jury, suspends four Broward School Board Members. On Friday, Governor DeSantis announced suspension of Patti Good, Donna Korn, Laurie Rich Levinson and Ann Murray. A fifth member, Rosalind Osgood, was on the Grand Jury list but she now serves in the Florida State Senate.
The Grand Jury stated the five women deserved suspension due to “incompetence, neglect of duty, and misuse of authority.”
Levinson and Murray were not running for re-election. Korn garned the most votes in Tuesday’s primary. She is scheduled to face *Admiral Allen Zeman in a November runoff.
“It is my duty to suspend people from office when there is clear evidence of incompetence, neglect of duty, misfeasance or malfeasance,” said Governor Ron DeSantis. “The findings of the Statewide Grand Jury affirm the work of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas School Safety Commission. We are grateful to the members of the jury who have dedicated countless hours to this mission and we hope this suspension brings the Parkland community another step towards justice. This action is in the best interest of the residents and students of Broward County and all citizens of Florida.”
The suspensions are effective immediately.
DeSantis nominated four men to serve on the Broward School Board.
- Torey Alston, former Commissioner of the Broward County Board of County Commissioners and President of Indelible Solutions;
- Manual “Nandy” A. Serrano, member of the Florida Sports Foundation Board of Directors, and CEO and Founder of Clubhouse Private Wealth;
- Ryan Reiter, a U.S. Marine Corps Veteran and Director of Government Relations for Kaufman Lynn Construction; and
- Kevin Tynan, Attorney with Richardson and Tynan, who previously served on the Broward County School Board and South Broward Hospital District.
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